Duration
1 year
Intakes
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Foreign students
USD 12,580
NZD 18,850
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Diploma in Professional Accountancy is designed to provide a pathway for those students who are interested in a professional accounting qualification. The Diploma will enhance your accountancy education by adding depth (through specialised accounting courses) to a broad commerce/business degree and breadth through more general business courses. Highlights include:

  • Can help you progress towards meeting the academic requirements for professional body membership (NZICA, ACCA, CPA Australia).
  • A focus on technical accounting skills.
  • Flexibility: select those courses that best meet the requirements of your accounting career, from financial and management accounting to taxation and auditing.
  • Industry-experienced lecturers.
  • Full-time or part-time study options, with day and evening classes available.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.